Transformation from Wall Street to Well-being: Joining up the dots through Participatory democracy and governance to mitigate the causes and adapt to the effects of climate change addresses accountable leadership, supports collective interests, ethical governance and fairness to future generations in order to develop systemic approaches relevant to these issues. The humanistic focus, whilst central, addresses how we see ourselves in relation to the environment. It explores cultural perspectives in developed and developing parts of the world where people have a closer connection with the natural environment in comparison to those who live in cities. Furthermore the book discusses participatory action research to prefigure a means to hold the market to ensure that the use of resources that are necessary for the common good are accessible and equitable. The essential systemic aim this book offers is to balance human needs with nature. The research summarizes the discourses and the adaptive praxis in order to develop a bridge between cosmopolitan ethics and cosmopolitan governance. It does this in the interest of supporting and using cultural designs for living that support quality of life and spans five core domains as explained by the author. Overall, this monograph helps evaluates the extent to which the introduced approaches enable the community to consider their perceived assets and risks and the implications of their consumption choices.
Janet McIntyre-Mills is Associate Professor Flinders University, and Adjunct Professor University of Indonesia. Her books address social and environmental justice concerns and include, for example: 'Global Citizenship and Social Movements', Harwood, McMillan, 'Critical Systemic Praxis for Social and Environmental Justice', Springer; 'Systemic Governance and Accountability: working and re-working the conceptual and spatial boundaries,' published by Springer; 'User Centric policy design to address complex need's, Nova Science. Emergence has recently published 'Identity, democracy and sustainability'. It proposes a new architecture for governance.
Her research addresses wellbeing, consciousness and cosmopolitan ethics associated with the design and transformation of governance and democracy. It focuses on excessive social, economic and environmental consumption and suggests ways to mitigate the worst impacts of climate change through protecting cultural ecosystems. She is a board member of several journals, including the Journal of Globalization Studies, Systems Research and Behavioural Science, for example. She is an elected board member of Research Committee 10 on Participation and Organizational Transformation of the International Sociological Association, and has participated in Research Committee 51 of Socio-cybernetics. She is also a member of the International Systems Sciences and the Action Learning and Action Association.
Introduction and Overview.- Vulnerability and risk: Towards stewardship of a post carbon economy.- Facing up to fin de siecle culture.- New Regionalist monitory democracy and governance: A reply to the so-called problem of cosmopolitan politics.- Greed and Complicity: Responsibility to others and future generations.- Conclusion: towards a nonanthropocentric stewardship approach.- Post Script: responding to existential risks.- Executive Summary.- User Guide: For Engagement to address climate change through participatory democracy and governance.